COC Adds Extra Performance Of Robert Lepage's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES

COC Adds Extra Performance Of Robert Lepage's THE NIGHTINGALE AND OTHER SHORT FABLES

The Canadian Opera Company has added a 10th performance to its much-anticipated revival of Stravinsky's The Nightingale and Other Short Fables. Tickets are now available for May 15, in addition to April 13, 14, 22, May 1, 2, 10, 12, 13, 19, 2018.

Robert Lepage's imaginative production sold out upon its 2009 premiere in Toronto and subsequent tour to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music in 2011. It features colourful water puppetry, elaborate shadow figures, and flips operatic convention upside down by placing the musicians on stage and filling the orchestra pit with water.

"One of the most remarkable things about The Nightingale and Other Short Fables is its ability to evoke delight and awe in everyone who attends, regardless of their age or familiarity with opera," says COC General Director Alexander Neef. "It was important to us, with this revival, to provide as many opportunities as we could to share this unparalleled theatrical experience."

Internationally acclaimed Canadian soprano Jane Archibald, the COC's Artist-in-Residence, leads a cast of established and rising stars and makes her role debut as the Nightingale. Also making role debuts are COC Ensemble Studio graduate tenor Owen McCausland as the Fisherman, who discovers the Nightingale; Moldovan bass Oleg Tsibulko as the Emperor, whose life is saved by the Nightingale; and Lindsay Ammann as Death, who threatens the Emperor. The show features the COC Orchestra, under the baton of COC Music Director Johannes Debus, and the COC Chorus led by Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst.

Single tickets for The Nightingale and Other Short Fables range from $35 - $275 and box seats, when available, are $350. Tickets are now on sale, available online at, by calling 416-363-8231, or in person at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office (145 Queen St. W.). For more information on specially priced tickets available to young people under the age of 15, standing room, Opera Under 30 presented by TD Bank Group, student groups and rush seating, visit

Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC enjoys a loyal audience support-base and one of the highest attendance and subscription rates in North America. Under its leadership team of General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC is increasingly capturing the opera world's attention. The COC maintains its international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation by creating new productions within its diverse repertoire, collaborating with leading opera companies and festivals, and attracting the world's foremost Canadian and International Artists. The COC performs in its own opera house, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, hailed internationally as one of the finest in the world. Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, the Four Seasons Centre opened in 2006. For more information on the Canadian Opera Company, please visit

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